Monday, December 18, 2017

Winter Wonderland

Happy Monday!
Can you believe we are only a week away from Christmas day? I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season.
We had our first snow on Saturday December 9th. I  was able to enjoy the snow and my backyard birds from my dining room window. It was a winter wonderland.

A cute Tufted Titmouse


Snow covered pine trees in our yard.


A Dark-eyed Junco really is a snow bird.










My deck and a view of the back yard. A snowy winter wonderland.







As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.


Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

64 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
It sure looks beautiful - but ccoooolllddd!!! YAM xx

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos of the snow! Here we have snow too.I hope it will stay until Christmas. The Dark-eyed Junco was very pretty.
Happy Monday, and enjoy your week ahead.

magnoliasntea said...

Beautiful photos of your birds, and I love that you got snow. It seems to highlight the colors of all the birds.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.

italiafinlandia said...

It is amazing how time flies...only one week to Christmas!
Let's enjoy fully, as life is now.
Happy Monday to you!

Karen said...

A lovely view of your back yard. That is such a nice deck. I know you enjoy it.

✿ chica said...

Uma foto mais linda que a outra!Adorei! beijos, chica

Gayle said...

The junco looks like he is singing. Maybe 'I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas'. Happy Day.

David Gascoigne said...

Merry Christmas, Eileen, to you and your family with all the best for 2018.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

titmice are my fav

Tom said...

...you've got to love it.

Sondra said...

Awesome snowy birds and yard. We had snow back in March! Rain is predicted for our Christmas :o(

Cloudia said...

Wow, how very marvelous, Eileen...

Carol Blackburn said...

So cool! I love how you are able to catch these little ones with their mouths full. LOL

Mary Hone said...

I love that first photo, so cute! It really looks like Christmas with all the snow.

Florence said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful! We have several resident tit mouses(mice?) and I love their perky bright eyes. And the cardinals are just a gorgeous flame in the white snow. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Janneke said...

That tufted titmouse looks so cute. We too had some snow last week but by now it all has disappeared. I admire the wonderful view on your backyard from your deck, I think it's a gorgeous place to spend on long warm summernights.
Regards, Janneke

Sandra said...

the birds look happy in all this splendor provided by God. so beautiful

RedPat said...

You have way more snow than we do! Such cute pics of the birds, Eileen!

D said...

It looks like you got much more snow that we did.

Don't you just love the fuzzy little top of the titmice?

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Wow!Wonderful pictures of the snow and your beautiful yard birds!
Love your Cardinal birds and the first photo!Amazing!
I really enjoyed your post!
Have a happy day and a lovely week!
Dimi...

Missy George said...

Pretty Cardinals..The tufted titmouse is adorable..Merry Christmas...

Debbie said...

gorgeous snow - birdie captures!! they come out in droves around here when it snows!!

what beautiful pictures of the snow on the trees and shrubs!!

Jeevan said...

Indeed wonderland! The birds capture the attention despite the pretty snow covered ambiance… I liked the look of your deck

Bob Bushell said...

The snow mixed up with the birds, fantastic.

Red said...

Great photos with all the fresh snow.

Jeanie said...

Lovely pix all! Thanks for posting the junco. Yup, that's my bird!

Ela said...

Wow !! You have a lot of snow! Your birds certainly thank you for serving food! Fantastic photo session !!
My dear friend, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas !!

NatureFootstep said...

your winter looks beter then ours. Yesterday it melted and then froze. My car full of ice when I was goint out for a drive :( Doors and windows stuck :(

Love your little Tufted Titmouse, such a cute little one. :)

Fun60 said...

Very Christmassy scene. The birds must be delighted to visit your yard.

Sue (this n that) said...

Oh so gorgeous... that first photo of the Titmouse amongst the falling snow - a wonderful capture!
It always feels amazing to think you're all amongst that wonderland of snow and here we are with our quickly heating up weather!
Cheers Eileen and I really appreciate all the great photos and commentary you've given us in your blog throughout the year.
Have a really lovely Christmas :D) xx 🎁

William Kendall said...

Cute birds, and the snow is a delight to see!

happyone said...

The very first picture is my favorite. LOVE it.

carol l mckenna said...

Oh beautiful snow photos ~ love the Tufted Titmouse photo!

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Michelle said...

I adore that first photo. Nice to see the snow. Maybe some for us in January.

Rose said...

Such sweet, sweet photos...love that first, and on down there you have my favorite bird...a wren! Love those babies.

It is hard to believe that we are only a week away from Christmas.

The Furry Gnome said...

Love that Titmouse. Only saw one once.

rupam sarma said...

Hello, Loved the post. Amazing pics.
Greetings.

Wandering Wren said...

Lucky you - much as I love an Aussie laid-back Christmas, it's still slightly weird not having at least some frost around! Your snow looks perfect and your photos as always gorgeous.
Have a great week!
Wren x

Linda W. said...

Your snow is beautiful! So much fun watching the birds in the snow.

Lady Fi said...

Love your wintry shots.

Amy Franks said...

Looks beautiful there, wish we got snow.

Klara said...

great pre-Christmas atmosphere.

Christine said...

Wonderful, Eileen! I thoroughly enjoyed your wonderland photos especially those darling cardinal love heart birds!
Thank you Eileen for all your visits and comments on my posts through out the year!
Every blessing and Happy Christmas!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho fotográfico.
Um Santo e Feliz Natal. 🎄

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

handmade by amalia said...

Lovely photos! And a proper winter scene. We have yet to enjoy a decent winter, it is still quite hot and very dry. Do send some snow over :-) Happy Holidays!
Amalia
xo

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of the birds in the snow. So lovely !
Best, Synnöve

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann, beautiful... I have the responsibility for feeding the birds while our neighbours are on holiday on the west coat of Norway, fortunately we have no cold yet!
I wish you a Merry Christmas ;:OD)

Photo Cache said...

Oh how beautiful are these wintry scenes and the birds are wonderful too.

Worth a Thousand Words

Laura. M said...

Beautiful among the snow.Cute photos, friend!!
🎄 Happy🎅❄🕯⛄ Christmas 🎄 Feliz Navidad Eileen🎄
Besos🙅〰〰💕

Phil Slade said...

You certainly had a lot of snow Eileen. There's enough there for the whole of our winter unless we are very unlucky. I'm pleased you managed to get so many photos in what I would call a snowdrift. Perhaps not to you who is more accustomed to the white stuff.

Our photos said...

Pretty snow pictures !

Giga said...

May the winter be so beautiful and for the holidays of Christmas and, of course, I wish you birds. Thank you for a very nice comment with me. Happy Christmas.

KL said...

Absolutely lovely close-up pictures of those birds.

Angie said...

Eileen - winter wonderland, indeed. The first picture - tufted titmouse with berry - is terrific! We are in the midst of a snowstorm here - love it! I have enjoyed getting to know you via your blog - thanks for welcoming me to the blogging community this year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The Yum List said...

What a great shot you got - even with the snow falling!

Sussi said...

Lot of snow there! Lovely birds!

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Eileen, wishing you a beautiful white Christmas! Love to see all the snow even though I know it can be very cold.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen! I particularly like the Tufted Titmouse...it is as cute as its name.
And your yard all dressed in snow...spectacular. I'm up ahead of my husband this morning, and found 4 or 5 inches of snow when I let the dog out, so I suspect we'll have a Winter Wonderland ourselves once the sun comes up.
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen,
Many thanks again for being so faithful on my blog...
I am a really bad blogger, always on the roads or in the air but hardly on the net! LOL!
Lovely bird photos of your yard, the Titmouse is so cute with its large eye!
I wish you a Merry Xmas with your family and a great New Year :)
All the best

Mildred said...

Eileen, The snow is so pretty and these bird photos look like Christmas cards! Wishing you a delightful rest of the week and a Merry Christmas. I so appreciate your blog visits/comments and for you hosting Sat. Critters!

Lowcarb team member said...

Such beautiful photographs.
I especially like the Tufted Titmouse ... he really is a cutie.

Sending many Happy Christmas Wishes to you and yours.
Enjoy the Season.

All the best Jan

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

What a gorgeous set of pictures Eileen. I just love photos of snow, but photos of birds in the snow are just to wonderful for words.

Have a very Merry Christmas,
Andrea

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

So so cute and all the snow is so beautiful! We had a little bit here in germany, but then it all melted. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Rambling Woods said...

You have our weather I see....Please have a very very Merry Christmas Eileen!!...hug..Michelle

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